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😊 Matchday Family Fun: Reading (EFL Trophy)

There is something for everyone at SJP!

18 September 2023

Club News

😊 Matchday Family Fun: Reading (EFL Trophy)

There is something for everyone at SJP!

18 September 2023

It's football under the lights on Tuesday as City take on Reading in the EFL Trophy group stage in an earlier 7pm kick-off.

It maybe a bit of a toned down matchday, but SJP will have plenty on offer for you pre-match to keep your whole family entertained.

Just take a look at what is available below...

Against Cheltenham the weather stopped a few activities for which we apologise.  But Lez the Fez did not disappoint and will be back with his magic and balloon modelling on October 7 when we play Barnsley.
The weather is looking dry for your rearranged Trophy match with Reading so we will try to make up for lost opportunities.

The Match Day

At a forecast 17c it will still be warm for a September evening. Accepting that it is a school week it presents you an opportunity to get out.  Especially as it is predicted as the only dry day of the week!
Getting to SJP on match days (EX4 6PX – visiting fans EX4 6PU) cannot be easier. 

BUS: Local  buses drop off in York Road, Pennsylvania Road, Prince Charles Road, Union Road, Sidwell Street , Old Tiverton Road and Pinhoe Road. Literally all around the stadium. Maximum fare £2 single journey.
RAIL: You can use normal train services from mainline St David’s to St James Park (Exeter) station.  Picking up passenger onto the services from Paignton, Okehampton and North Devon.
For your maximum of £2.60 (free if booking from further afield) there are services at 17:15; 17:39; 18:18; 18:47 and 19:13. With 4 return services starting from 21:51.
DRIVING: Why not use Park & Ride? That said City Centre car parks should be an easier option for you at night but check the boards.  Some are free after 6pm, some charge to 10pm and others charge 24/7. You also need to check the boards for closing times.  Some like King William Street and John Lewis close at 9pm!
On street parking is possible for considerate parkers. But watch signs for a high number of Resident Only schemes.
CYCLING: racks are available at the stadium and throughout Sidwell Street.
ON FOOT: The most environmentally friendly journey and fittest.  Our bars will be opening from 5pm to revive you after your exercise. 

Buying Your Tickets couldn’t be easier: 

Buy online at , by phone to 01392 411243, in person at the Club Shop or on the match day from 5pm at your Fan Zone Ticket Booth.

The Key Timings

With the match being a 7pm kick-off, please make a note of the changes!

  • The Centre Spot Bar is open from 5pm and will remain open after the match.
  • The Club Shop is open until kick-off and will then close.
  • The Junior Grecians Family Zone is closed.
  • Players start to arrive at 5:30pm and are happy to sign autographs or pose for selfies with you. Why not tweet your picture #SemperFidelis or on our other social media platforms.
  • The turnstiles will be open from 6pm for Tuesday night's clash under the lights.
  • Kick-off is 7pm.

First Visit to SJP?

First of all Welcome to your first match and thank you for supporting your local Club. Your support is appreciated.

If it is your first visit please let us know by emailing and we will endeavour to make it memorable for you.

Because of our renowned friendly atmosphere most supporters take attending a match without a second thought. For some attending your first match the prospect might be a bit daunting so please ask our Ambassador Team in their blue tabards for any assistance or reassurance. They are very knowledgeable and will take you where you need to go and explain a bit of the history as you make your way to your destination.


Head for the Fan Zone Academy Stall or Information Point by 6:15 to join our brief Familiarisation/Induction Tour with a picture opportunity and a certificate for youngsters. The ideal pre-courser to the full, highly regarded and free match day Stadium Tour. First Time visitors can also register for free entry in a draw for a signed match ball at end of season.

Announce the City team or Join the Guard of Honour

If you have the drive and feel you can get supporters cheering you can announce the City team in the Fan Zone.  Just ask at the Information Point and the role is yours.

Want to be on the pitch as the players enter SJP for the kick off? Then be part of the flag waving, Guard of Honour!

The Guard of Honour for Tuesday currently has 5 vacancies.  If your child would like to be part of the flag waving team welcoming the players and officials onto the pitch (or at a future game) please email Children taking part not only get on the pitch but also receive a certificate of participation and a bag of sweets.

Club Shop

Make your way to the Club Shop before the match.  It is the only way to obtain your official City souvenirs and check out what’s new or any special offers.  And remember there is a 10% in-store discount for Junior Grecian and Trust Members (Excl. match programmes and reduced/sale items).


Junior Grecians Family Zone

The family zone is closed on Tuesday, but hopes to open for the Arsenal U21 match in October.

Locally Sourced Hot Snacks

Kenniford Farm will be providing their usual local produced pre-match fare (including chips) from noon and will also be open at half-time for users of the Navada Construction stand.

Inside the Stadium the kiosks have a range of food, confectionary and drinks available. New for this season the Wrestlers Hot Dogs seem to be a popular buy. If you are in the Navada Construction stand please remember that the JG Zone is open for all at half-time and also has a kiosk. Giving you the opportunity to catch the half time results on their screen while you much your pasty or drink your coffee.

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The Fan Zone has its own bar area. Leading off from the Fan Zone is the Centre Spot bar which also houses the Famous Exeter City Real Ale & Cider Emporium. 

Why not stick around for the Post Match Pint offer!?

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Information Point

The information Point is the ideal meeting place and will have programmes (home and away) and team sheets available for a donation to the Academy.


We hope that you enjoy your day with us at St James Park! We would really appreciate any feedback you may have about the experience. Please either email:, or message us on Twitter: @officialecfc

If you want to report and incident:

Please either contact your nearest steward, or text 'help ecfc' to 62277.

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